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Massachusetts - Lawrence Field Office

Field Office Director: Luis Chaves
District Director: Denis Riordan
Northeast Region

Physical AddressMailing AddressExpress Mail

2 Mill Street
Lawrence, MA 01840

2 Mill Street
Lawrence, MA 01840

2 Mill Street
Lawrence, MA 01840

 

Service Area
Transportation, Directions, and Parking
Filing Information and Case Status
Visiting the Office and Attorney Procedures
Naturalization Ceremonies
Prohibited Items 

Service Area

This office serves the counties of: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester.  This office serves the following towns in Middlesex County: Acton, Ashby, Ayer, Bedford, Billerica, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Devens, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Hanscom, Hudson, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Marlborough, Maynard, North Reading, Pepperell, Reading, Shirley, Stow, Sudbury, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Wayland, Westford, and Wilmington.  This office service the following towns in Essex County: Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lynn (zip code 01910 only), Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, North Andover, Newbury, Peabody, Plum Island, Rockport, Rowley, Salisbury, Topsfield, and Wenham.   

Transportation

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From the North:

Take Interstate 93 South:
Take Exit 48 for Interstate 93/MA-213 toward Haverhill and Methuen.
Keep left at the fork to continue toward MA-213 East and merge onto MA-213 East.
Take Exit 2 and merge onto Broadway/MA-28 toward Methuen.
Turn left at North Canal Street.
Turn right at Methuen Street.
Turn right at Mill Street.
The office is on the left.

From the South:

Take Interstate 93 North:
Take Exit 44A and merge onto Interstate 495 North toward Lawrence.
Take Exit 42B to merge onto MA-114/Winthrop Avenue.
Take a slight right at South Union Street.
Turn left at North Canal Street.
Turn right at Mill Street.
The office is on the right.

From the East:

Take Central Street/MA-133/AM-97 southwest toward Andover Street/MA-133.
Take a slight right at Andover Street/MA-133
Continue to follow MA-133.
Turn left at MA-125/MA-133/Osgood Street.
Turn right at Sutton Street.
Continue on Merrimack Street.
Turn right at Duck Bridge/South Union Street.
Turn left at North Canal Street.
Turn right onto Mill Street.
The office is on the right.

From the West:

Take US-3 South.
Take Exit 31 for Interstate 495/Lowell Connector/US-3
Follow the signs for Interstate 495 and merge onto Interstate 495 North.
Take Exit 42B to merge onto MA-114/Winthrop Avenue.
Take a slight right at South Union Street.
Turn left at North Canal Street.
Turn right at Mill Street.
The office is on the right.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Take the commuter rail “Lowell Line” to the Lawrence stop and then take the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) bus number 33.  Additional public transportation information may be found at the MVRTA website: www.mvrta.com and at the MBTA website: www.mbta.com.

Parking & Accessibility

PARKING: There are a number of parking garages and lots in the immediate area of the office.

HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY: This office is handicapped accessible.

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Filing Information

Follow the instructions on the form(s) that you are filing. If the instructions on the application tell you to file the form at a USCIS local office and you live within this service area, please mail your application or make an INFOPASS appointment to submit your application in person.

 

Avoid Immigration Services Scams

Many people offer help with immigration services. Unfortunately, not all are authorized to do so. While many of these unauthorized practitioners mean well, all too many of them are out to rip you off. This is against the law and may be considered an immigration services scam.

USCIS wants to combat immigration services scams by equipping applicants, legal service providers, and community-based organizations with the knowledge and tools they need to detect and protect themselves from dishonest practices.  Please see USCIS’s “Avoid Scams” webpage for more information.  If you have you been a victim of an immigration services scam, help is available.  You can report scams to the Federal Trade Commission. You may also file a complaint in your state.

If you're working with an attorney, check with the state bar association to verify that the attorney is eligible to practice in—and is a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of—any U.S. state, possession, territory or commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.

If working with a non-attorney, verify whether the individual is an accredited representative of an organization recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

Know the law in your state. Some states have specific laws regulating immigration consultants.  If you are unsure whether your immigration service provider is giving trustworthy advice, do not hesitate to seek a second opinion. When doing so, always work with a licensed attorney or BIA-accredited representative.

 

Case Status and Referral Follow-ups

If you want to know the status of a case that is pending at this office, you should first call customer service at 1-800-375-5283. If your case is outside of our normal processing time, as shown on the uscis.gov web site, a customer service representative will ask USCIS to research your case, and we will send you a letter with further information.

If the customer service representative instructs you to visit our office, you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment, on our website, to visit this office in person.

Remember to bring the following items noted below, to the office for your appointment:

  • Any notices we have sent to you
  • A valid photo identity document, such as a driver license, passport, employment authorization document, etc.
  • A copy of the application or petition that you filed
  • Proof of paying the fee such as a copy of a cancelled check (front and back) or money order that has been traced for payment, or a handwritten receipt from an Immigration Services Officer.

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Visiting the Office

In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Services Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment on the USCIS website.

Attorney or Representative Procedures

If you are an attorney seeking information at this office, you must make an INFOPASS appointment to visit this office.

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Naturalization Ceremonies

The Lawrence Field Office conducts approximately 10 Judicial Ceremonies per year. The Lawrence Field Office only conducts Administrative Ceremonies for special occasions.  This office conducts same-day ceremonies only under special circumstances, for example for military cases or those individuals needing reasonable accommodations.

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Prohibited Items

Rules and regulations governing public buildings and grounds can be found at Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart 101-20.3 and Title 18, United States Code, Section 930.  Additionally, this office prohibits:

  • The unauthorized use or operation of Cameras (including cell phones with cameras)
  • The unauthorized use or operation of Recording Devices (including cell phones with recording capabilities)
  • Food or Beverages
  • Animals (other than service animals)

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/18/2014